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Bright Angel Pueblo Ruins
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Bright Angel Pueblo Ruins
Phantom Ranch Ruins

Bright Angel Pueblo

The Bright Angel Pueblo was inhabited by Ancestral Puebloan people (formerly called Anasazi) during about AD 500-1250, with most use occurring during about AD 1050-1150. The people who lived here would have been an extended family group that survived by growing corn and other crops, hunting, fishing, and gathering foods and other materials from the area. They would have visited with other families living in the canyon for trade, cooperative projects, and ceremonies, and they moved onto the North Rim during the heat of summer.

It is thought these people left here during a period of extended drought and moved south and east into the four-corners area where their descendents live today.

For information about these ruins and the people who lived here, see the official NPS Website or snatch PDFs of the signs: sign1, sign2, sign3, and sign4.

Link to Phantom Ranch area map.

Phantom Ranch Ruins
Hikers at information sign (view E)
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Sign: Ancestral Lifestyles; Modern Perspectives (view S)
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Bright Angel Pueblo (view E)
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Hikers at smaller information sign (view E)
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Bright Angel Pueblo (view S)
Phantom Ranch Ruins
The last resident: Side-blotched Lizard
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Approaching Bright Angel Pueblo (view W)
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Bright Angel Pueblo (view W)
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Nearby cowboy memorial?
Phantom Ranch Ruins
Nearby cowboy memorial?

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